Rick Schwartz,

Executive Director of the NEXT School
Principal of NEXT High School

Prior to becoming the Executive Director / Principal of NEXT High School, Rick served as a partner in an Environmental Engineering Company with a focus on Renewable/Sustainable Energy. He also taught High School, Graduate and Post Graduate School. Rick has a Bachelors degree in Education, a Masters Degree in Human Resource Development, and a Masters Degree in National Strategy and Policy. Prior to moving into the field of education, Rick served in the United States Army (30 Years) in a variety of Leadership positions. He and his wife have 2 children and a Grandson. They reside in Simpsonville, SC.